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Exposing hidden domain registrations could hurt innocent users more than criminals

Loek Essers | June 24, 2014
Banning the use of privacy and proxy services to hide details of domain name registrants would scarcely inconvenience criminals but would have privacy implications for lawful users of those services, according to a study.

Other studies have also found that a high proportion of registrations have incorrect contact details in them, Clayton said, adding that this study underlines the others.

An ICANN spokeswoman could not immediately comment on the researcher's findings. The organization is scheduled to kick off the development of its Online Accuracy Reporting System on July 15.


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